ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Stay in Tip Top Shape

Updated on November 26, 2015

Health is wealth and if you want to be rich in this manner, you need to take really good care of your body. Your body is just like a car with many moving parts and just like a vehicle, you need some regular maintenance to make sure that everything works properly.

To achieve this you may have to do some sacrifices in your daily life. You will have to do a lifestyle change especially if you can describe yourself right now as a couch potato. It is not easy but the healthy rewards you will get will surely make your life so much better.

Here are some helpful tips on how you can stay in tip top shape:

1. Maintain your ideal weight.

The more weight you carry around, the more prone you will be to certain illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, and even certain types of diabetes. To do this you will have to watch what you eat and exercise regularly. You also have to be aware of your BMI or Body Mass Index which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

2. Observe your eating habits.

Of course it’s a given that you eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. You should also eat less red meat especially since the World Health Organization recently stated that it will increase your chances of getting cancer. Equally important to eating the right types of food is the quantity that you intake. Most of the time we are eating too much of everything. So it is necessary that you understand the correct portion sizes of the various food stuff that you enjoy each day, otherwise it would be very easy for you to gain weight.

3. Exercise regularly.

Doctors and fitness experts say that all you need is a 30-minute exercise each day. You don’t even have to go to the gym as walking is already enough workout for most people. But if you love going to the gym, then by all means do so just make sure that you spend more time exercising that having a chitchat with your fellow gym rats.

4. Consider physiotherapy.

Consult a physiotherapist especially if you're experiencing problems performing basic body movements and functions, are injured, or feeling any pain. Some physiotherapists combine pilates in their treatment programs, but usually tailor fit these based on their patients’ conditions. A few of the specific body parts that they work with are the back, hip, groin, knee, feet, elbow, wrist, and hand.

5. Limit your alcohol intake and say no to smoking.

A bottle of beer or a glass or two of wine once a week will not do you harm. In fact some doctors even say it would even have some health benefits for you. But to be on the safe side, you should limit the amount of alcohol that you take. And of course, you should not smoke as there are really no benefits to having this nasty habit.

6. Get enough sleep.

Sleep helps you feel better. You need sleep to help your mind be more alert and focus on your tasks. It also helps your body to repair to itself, making it a necessity if you have been working out really hard. Another great benefit of sleeping is it helps improve your memory. So how much sleep do you need? Experts say you need 8 hours to fully recover, but since people are different, you should gauge yourself how many hours is truly enough for you.

7. Get regular check ups.

Nothing beats getting checked up by your doctor. Prevention is key so even if you are not experiencing anything bad about your body, you should still visit your doctor. Get at least a once a year executive check up where you will undergo a series of health tests to ensure that you are in good condition.

Consistency is the key!

If you want to be in tip top shape then you have to be consistent with all the changes you will be implementing in your life. From your diet to your workouts, you have to be religious and persistent with them so you will always stay healthy. Just imagine the things you can do if your body is in great working condition.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • emge profile image

      Madan 

      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Excellent suggestions for good health

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)